The CQS Group T Racing Team is a team of Industrial Engineering master students of the International High school Group T from Louvain. All the students in our team are enrolled in the 2-year master path, 1 year master + 1 year postgraduate in Entrepreneurial Engineering. This 2-year master path gives the students the opportunity to participate in a student project like the CQS Group T Racing Team, Formula Student, Umicore Solar Team or CORE.
As we believe that the conversion from internal combustion engines (=ICE) to the electric motor will not take place from one day to another, we have to find a solution to improve the durability and sustainability of the ICE powered vehicles.
We’re Industrial Engineering students so research is not the only focus we have, we want to test new technologies in field and thereby gathering data to improve the outcome of our research.
What is research? If we take a look at Wikipedia it states the following, “Research can be defined as the search for knowledge, or as any systematic investigation, with an open mind, to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, prove new ideas, or develop new theories.”
So the work the CQS Group T Racing Team can been seen as research, we try to solve existing problems such as the use of alternative fuels, design of sustainable body parts. In co-operation with partner companies we’re trying to prove that their new ideas work, new coating techniques, special surface treatments, ...
What do we do?
The CQS Group T Racing team is designing and building a Citroën 2CV race car, the Pegasus 3.0.
The Pegasus 3.0 is not the only thing we do, our team also is a research platform for automotive technology. At the moment we’re providing sub platforms for coating techniques, special surface treatments and hydrogen powered combustion engines.
Our research platform is very dynamic as we try to keep these sub platforms small, companies can propose new topics that we can propose to our current and/or new team members and these students can then integrate this research in their 2-year master path and be coached by the academic staff of Group T.